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Galapagos Sea Lion Mother and Pup

Image # 1D2_03207

Rabida Island


Canon 100-400L/f4.5-5.6 IS at 190 mm

ISO 250, f/8, 1/500 second

Manual Metering



Note the fine brown sand beach in this mother/pup interaction. Often we would see a female sea lion nursing not only her most recent pup, but the one from the prior season as well! And in one location we saw one female with apparent labor contractions, but we were unable to stay around long enough to witness the birth.